This is a beautifully constructed extension to an old (late 19th C) building, whose interior has been remodelled to show paintings. We visited an exhibition titled 'the nude from Gauguin to Bonnard' which includes none of Bonnard's most famous paintings of the nude (usually of his wife). Musee Bonnard highlights the problem of recently established museums dedicated to a local artist who has become world famous (Bonnard lived here for many years) - all the best paintings are, by now, in the world's leading galleries or private collections; the Matisse Museum at Nice has a similar problem. This means the permanent collection is small and often of second rate works. You will learn more about Bonnard in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris or the Chicago Art Institute, for example, but the museum at Le Cannet is just about worth the entry fee and bus fare as a good example of modern museum design and building.
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